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Margaret L. “Maggie” Paradis

Funeral services for Margaret L. (“Maggie”) Paradis, age 82, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Frary Funeral Home in Ogdensburg with Deacon Mark Lalonde officiating.  Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from Noon until the time of the service.  Mrs. Paradis passed away at her home on Saturday, July 13, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Paradis is survived by five sons, Ronald Murphy of Syracuse, NY, Chris Murphy and his wife, Paula, of Ogdensburg, NY, Patrick Murphy and his wife, Michelle, of Ogdensburg, NY, Scott Murphy and his wife, Karen, of Ogdensburg, NY and Danny Murphy and his companion, Bobby Jo Holmes, of Ogdensburg, NY; one daughter, Rhonda Bouchey, of Ogdensburg, NY; one brother, Donald Edwards, of Ogdensburg, NY; twelve grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by five sisters, Carol Ashley, Dorothy Edwards, Eleanor Emmons, Patricia Moore and Barbara Bradish; five brothers, Robert Edwards, Peter Edwards, Leroy Edwards, Richard Edwards and Ronald Edwards.

Mrs. Paradis was born on June 2, 1937 in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Grenville and Anna Lalonde Edwards.  She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy.  She first married Ronald Murphy on July 23, 1955, at Notre Dame Church with Msgr. LaRue officiating.  Ronald predeceased her on May 14, 1964.  She later married Bernard Paradis on August 20, 1982 at Notre Dame Church with Msgr. Gardner officiating.  Bernard predeceased her on April 11, 1993.

Mrs. Paradis worked for A. Barton Hepburn Hospital for eight years.  She later took residents into her home to care for them.  She retired in 1999 from the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center as a Therapy Aide.  Margaret was a past president of the VFW Auxiliary, a member of the Odd Fellows and a board member of the Ogdensburg Housing Authority.  Her hobbies included bingo with the ladies, gambling, and crocheting. She also loved playing board games with her great grandchildren. Margaret and her companion, Ronald Para, enjoyed going on dinner dates and shopping.

10 Condolences

  • Maggie Skelly Posted July 14, 2019 1:30 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of her passing may she rest softly and in peace with her loved one she has lost over the years . One thing I do know is she was loved by her family ❤️ may God be with you all throughout this trying time

  • Jason menard Posted July 15, 2019 11:38 PM

    Margie was a card shark (garbage) was the we played and I only played cause I New she was bringing dessert that she cooked her self damn she was a good cook and card player gonna miss her but will never forget her love and miss you

    • Jason Posted July 15, 2019 11:40 PM

      **was the game **** we played

  • Cheryl Montpetit Posted July 16, 2019 5:30 AM

    I had the pleasure of working with Maggie at the St, Lawrence Psychiatric Center. She was very caring to the patients and her co-workers. She always made me laugh. My condolences to her family, she will surely be missed.

  • Lisa Creighton Posted July 16, 2019 7:30 AM

    She was truly an angel on earth….

  • Kris n Jeff Hooper Posted July 16, 2019 8:59 AM

    So very sorry for your families loss. Thinking of you all

  • The Herbicks Posted July 16, 2019 10:18 AM

    Sorry for ur loss

  • Val Scott Posted July 16, 2019 10:21 AM

    So sorry for your loss

  • June. McCoy Posted July 16, 2019 1:51 PM

    Deepest sympathy for the loss of my dear friend, Going to miss you she meant a lot to me. She will be dearly missed.

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